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Cispus River Bridge

Photos 

General View Of Bridge, Looking Southwest By 240 Degrees

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #150913

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost wooden Howe through truss bridge over Cispus River
Location
Lewis County, Washington
Status
Destroyed in January 2002 flooding
History
Built 1939; Washed out 2002
Builder
- Civilian Conservation Corps (Builder)
Design
The planning of the Cispus Valley Bridge illustrates the cooperation between the U.S. Forest Service and local governments that developed during the Great Depression. Construction of the bridge linked three significant participants in local, regional and national history: Lewis County, the Forest Service, and the Civilian Conservation Corps, which provided the labor as part of a Depression-era program to provide work for the jobless. Cispus Valley Bridge may be the longest single-span wooden bridge in the State of Washington (200 feet).
(HAER WA-65)
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 200.1 ft.
Total length: 416.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+46.44746, -121.86414   (decimal degrees)
46°26'51" N, 121°51'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/587240/5144391 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tower Rock
Inventory number
BH 34374 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/1997)
Appraisal: Not deficient
Sufficiency rating: 74.0 (out of 100)

Sources 

  • HAER WA-65 - Cispus Valley Bridge
  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • K. A. Erickson